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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 11, 1983 %u2013 TUESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1983
Built on an abandoned property over the course of ten years, Adam Purple%u2019s Garden of Eden was an elaborately designed oasis amidst the rubble of the neglected Lower East Side in New York City. In 1984, this public garden was facing demolition as a result of the proposed construction of a low-income housing project by the New York City Housing Authority. Storefront invited 30 architects%u2014including Lebbeus Woods, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Zvi Hecker, Neil Denari, Eric Owen Moss and others%u2014to design two city blocks of public housing around Purple%u2019s Garden of Eden. The exhibition presented these alternative designs to integrate the garden within the housing project and envisioned future environments that would improve basic urban shelter through accompaniment with nature. The proposals were forwarded to the Housing Authority in an attempt to preserve Purple%u2019s Garden of Eden; the effort ultimately proved unsuccessful, and Purple%u2019s garden was destroyed.
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